Last month, we saw Wade Barrett face off against Randy Orton. John Cena was in Barrett's corner and was the main focus of the match. At the end of the match, Cena hit Barrett with an Attitude Adjustment, allowing Barrett to win by DQ. So, the RAW GM claims that Barrett gets another title shot because he technically won. That's good, because I would personally be pissed off if I got a title shot, won, but didn't get the title and then someone else got a shot the next month.
Anyway, this match can only end via pinfall or submission (says the RAW GM) and the Nexus is banned from ringside.
This has been a pretty back and forth rivalry. Sometimes Orton is on top, sometimes Barrett is, but the key here is John Cena. As the special referee for the match, Cena claims that he will call it down the middle. As with the Kane-Edge match, neither man has an advantage over the other walking into this one. After all, they were both AA'd last night. Cena really seems like he's going to be a fair and impartial ref, but will he?
I really hope Barrett wins cleanly here, but he is a heel. It was funny hearing Roddy Piper saying that Cena would be spitting in the face of all the Legends if he helped Barrett win, but I can't think of any heel champions that won the title cleanly, except maybe Lesnar.
I expect Orton to hit an RKO on Barrett, get the pin, but Cena hesitates at two. Orton and Cena argue and Barrett sneaks the victory. It wouldn't totally be Cena's fault, as it would seem like a more instinctual reaction. I mean, his "career" is on the line.
Then again, it's the WWE and they'll find some way to have Orton win and keep Cena from being fired. It's called having your cake and eating it too. Then again, whatever happened to the new Superstar initiative? I mean, Barrett's ready for the main event. He's main-evented three PPVs now (going on four at SS).
As for Miz-ter Money in the Bank, I doubt he'll cash in, unless Orton wins. Barrett has the Nexus on his side. There's no way they'd let him get to Barrett. However, if by some miracle, Miz does cash in on Barrett and win, it'll ruin Wade. I mean, That will probably be the shortest title run in history. They wouldn't do that to "WWE's next breakout star."
WINNER: WADE BARRETT